any common saw with a handle at one end for manual operation with one hand.

1375–1425; late Middle English; see hand, saw1

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handsaw (ˈhændˌsɔː)
any saw for use in one hand only

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Using a small handsaw and an adult, go ahead and cut your hole.
Bring a handsaw or axe as well as winter clothing and safety equipment.
Bodies and heads were first cut in profile with a handsaw or bandsaw.
If necessary, excess core tube was cut off using a handsaw, and the tube was re-capped.
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